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Rostam: Former Vampire embraces the ‘Half-Light’

Rostam: Former Vampire embraces the ‘Half-Light’

As a musician, Rostam Batmanglij has always worn many hats. In his decade with Vampire Weekend, not only did he serve as the Grammy-winning indie-pop band’s producer, he is credited as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and lyricist on all three of their albums.

His ongoing list of diverse production credits, which range from Solange, Frank Ocean, and Carly Rae Jepsen to Haim, Lykke Li, and Charli XCX, many times also find him contributing with additional instrumentation, arrangements, engineering and mixing.

Batmanglij has scored a Broadway play as well as a pair of feature films, and in 2016, collaborated on a full-length album with Hamilton Leithauser of The...

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